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January 27, 2021 Update: We Remain Open & Ready to Serve

The safety and well-being of our families, community, and employees is our top priority. We are proudly providing Live Streaming Services.
Learn what we're doing to keep families safe in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Recommendations for our visitors during COVID-19 

During this time and as directives from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Center for Disease Control (CDC), and recommendations from the National and Massachusetts Funeral Directors Associations evolve; we are committed to promote a safe and healthy environment. Our funeral homes continue to remain open and ready to serve each family and visitor.The CDC provides guidelines that we recommend families and visitors follow when on the premises of the funeral home. These recommendations promote your health and safety, as well as the community participating in all ceremonies, which include:

➢Wearing a mask at all times. 

➢Washing your hands and using hand sanitizer. Please visit our restrooms for handwashing. Hand sanitizer is available within our buildings. 

➢Limiting your time with people out of your immediate family. Therefore, please limit your time and limit congregating in groups within the funeral home. 

➢Avoiding physical contact including shaking hands and embracing. 

➢Keeping distance from others – Six feet for “social distancing.” 

We have Livestreaming and recording of ceremonies available for your convenience should the family request that option. This is another form of social distancing, and allows others to be part of the ceremonies who may be at a distance and unable to travel. 

     We value your health and thank you for following these safety guidelines. We appreciate your patience and support.


Tributes & Obituaries

Scott Blais

Scott Blais, 47, a loving husband, father, son and dedicated Air Force Reserve Master Sergeant, passed away unexpectedly while in support of our Nation at Hickham Air Force Base in Hawaii. Scott...

Shane A. Hickey

Shane Albert Hickey age 30, known affectionately as "Shaner", lost his battle with drug addiction on January 23, 2021. "If love could cure addiction, there would be no addicts". Born in...

Rhonda Leah Nichols

On the night of January 12th 2021, at 53 years old, Rhonda L. “Frye” Nichols who was a graduate of The High School of Commerce in 1986, peacefully passed away in her sleep, after...

Vincent Scordino

“If we would just slow down, happiness would catch up to us.” R Carlson, Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff Quick with a smile, open heart, and listening ear, Vincent Scordino knew how...

Demosthenes Dasco

Demosthenes Dasco, MD, age 88, retired Springfield area neurosurgeon of Longmeadow died of complications of COVID 19 on January 21, 2021. He was born in Thessaloniki, Greece on June 15, 1932, the...

Martha Merrill

Southwick – Martha Mary (McCue) Merrill, 92, passed away on January 20, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Martha was born in Fox Harbour, Newfoundland Canada on September 3, 1928 to the...

Charles Hurley

HURLEY, Charles M., 88, a longtime Longmeadow resident, died peacefully on January 18, 2021 in Hyannis, MA after contracting COVID-19. Charles was born in Waltham, MA, son of Michael and Mary...

Sandra Corbisiero

  Sandra Mary Corbisiero, 71, passed away on January 15, 2021. Born in Springfield, MA on November 9, 1949 to Adeline (DalMolin) Corbisiero and the late James Corbisiero, she graduated from...

Ramiro Alves Lopes

East Longmeadow – Ramiro A. Lopes, 91, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. Ramiro was born in Ludlow on March 29, 1929 to the late Benjamin...

Richard J. Schwarzenbach Sr.

LONGMEADOW – Richard J. Schwarzenbach, Sr., 67, passed away on January 13, 2021 at Baystate Medical Center. Born in Westfield, MA on July 30, 1953 to the late Marion C. and Lucille A....
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220 North Main St
| East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Tel: 413-525-2800

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985 Main Street
| Agawam, MA 01001
Tel: 413-786-2600

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624 College Highway
| Southwick, MA 01077
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45 Locust St
| Springfield, MA 01108
Tel: 413-733-5311

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